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Great service. The waitress was very nice and knowledgeable. She had excellent suggestions and the food quality was great. I would definitely come back.
Fun time! Quiet night. Great service!
Everything was great except that it was VERY dark in the restaurant.
Great food and cocktails. Highly recommended
Always a favorite lunch spot for us. Love the bento lunches.
We enjoyed a terrific dinner in New Years Eve! The service was friendly and although it was a busy night, very timely and with a smile. The food was some of the best I’ve ever had - even better than some 5 star restaurants we’ve enjoyed! Great way to start the new year! Will definitely visit again soon!
Great service and awesome food for New Years Eve dinner. The sashimi was out of the world fresh and drinks were delicious as always. Highly recommend.
Had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner. Food was fantastic as always and our server Alex was awesome! She made our last dinner of the year super.
Food was great but very pricy and we waited a long time for appetizers and our meal. Our waiter was good but I think he had too many tables because we didn’t see him often.
Overall a very enjoyable experience with great food and atmosphere that made our special occasion definitely one to remember. Thanks Shakou.
Very quick seating. Rocket fast appetizers with a really fun waitress!
Have had two great experiences prior to this sub-par one. My wife and I ordered our drinks, two cokes. They have Pepsi. Switch to Dr Pepper. They taste like seltzer water. Ask them to see if it's low on syrup, they return after a bit to say that they are out of Dr Pepper syrup... Oh well, we just stick with water. Shortly after first ordering drinks, we ordered some sushi rolls. A bit after, we order an appetizer and our dinners. At least 30 minutes goes by with nothing. My wife is pregnant and getting very hangry. I flag down our waiter and ask about our food, ANY of our food. He apologizes and says the kitchen is very backed up, but he'll check on it. Meanwhile, tables around us that sat down after us are getting food. Waiter comes back with our appetizer. At least it's something. 15 minutes or so more go by, and out comes our dinners. Everything is very tasty. After finishing our dinners, I'm about to ask for the check and for the sushi to be taken off our bill, when lo and behold, here comes our rolls! Ordered first, and received last, wtf? Very disappointed with the rolls. Did not make for a very good dessert... Don't think I'll be returning any time soon. Plenty of other restaurants at this price point.
It was my 2nd time to dine there. This time it’s my birthday. I wish there was a valet parking especially when it’s winter and you have Little kids. But overall it was a good experience. I would recommend
Excellent service and great food.
Took my wife for her birthday, she loves sushi. Had a great meal, she loved the sushi, I loved the steak. Would definitely come back. Service was very helpful and attentive.
Food and service is amazing! Drinks and food are pricey but very good!
We were looking for something new to try for our anniversary. Found this restaurant through the gift cards available through Costco. Food was excellent. The short rib was to die for and the tempura very light. We did not try the sushi as we don't like raw fish, but the cooked stuff was amazing
This was not our first time dining at Shakou. Food and service were amazing as always! Would recommend for a date night or a night out with the girls.
We really enjoyed the restaurant and our waiter! We were seated in a booth across from the north wall of windows. Pretty cold! The cushions there really sink in so it was a little awkward sitting there. With that being said, the food was excellent and the waiter was as well. We will definitely be back, but will simply request a different spot.
Outstanding dining experience every time! Great service too!
one of my favorite Asian places. watch out for the seafood Miso ...it was spicy as heck...unexpected. that was the only downside of my meal. The maki roles were all outstanding.
Food was good but so overpriced. If you like service with a bad attitude this place is for you! We won't be back.
Food and service was amazing. Disappointed that I put on the reservation that it was a birthday celebration and they said nothing.
Consistently good food. They seem to do a good job hiring and training wait staff.
Excellent food and atmosphere! Plus our server was great and attentive. We love another sushi place, but now this has become our #1 place! Everything we ordered was yummy! We will be back very soon!
Still nice in the winter but I must admit I like their rooftop venue better. Shakou's food n service is top notch as usual.
The first time going and it was the best sushi we have ever had! Such a large menu and great variety, everything was amazing! Definitely will be back!
Family came in from out of state for a birthday celebration. The Food, as always, was amazing! Can't wait to return for future celebrations.
Fabulous wait staff. Great food selection. Very loud and noisy. Hard to have an intimate conversation. Go for the food. Outstanding!
Good service ...great food!
My favorite sushi place in all of America!! Creative menu and great food!
I was recommended to go to this restaurant because of the delicious food and the ambiance. My friend and I had such a wonderful time. We enjoyed the food and really enjoyed the drinks. We were a bit bummed since it was raining, we couldn't really tell how the outside patio looked like. We both agreed that we would have to come back again especially when the weather is nicer. The hostess on the 1st floor and 2nd floor were friendly. Our server, Joseph, was absolutely fantastic. My friend and I sat there for several hours ordering drinks and chatting, and not once did Joseph seem irritated that we were taking up the table. He was as friendly as can be and checked in on us regularly. I can't wait to go back!
Great place for a date. A little loud, but was still manageable. Staff was good, lots of sushi for the price IMO. Fish was fresh! Great place. (ps. Try the lychee martini, awesome!)
The food was delicious, way better than I expected. Our waitress was very nice to us, and always making sure that everything was at the top of the line at our table. Definitely going back, and I will recommend this restaurant 100%
Server was nice. Drinks are good. Not good choices for vegans. Freezing cold and super loud. Won’t go back.
We love this restaurant we. It’s amazing
Shakou is a favorite of mine. The food is fantastic, drinks are incredible, atmosphere is sublime, and service is outstanding.
The food, ambience and service were excellent! I truly enjoyed everything and look forward to returning when the weather gets warm again.
It was almost too loud. Although we made our reservation that same day and I understand it was a busy day, it was not appealing to be the first table in the door next to the hostess stand. Maybe that was the only available table at the time, but if we were given the choice we probably would have waited a few minutes to have a better location.
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Shakou Barrington is rated 4.7 stars by 885 OpenTable diners.